The year 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the law that created the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. It was full of celebration, and education. However, it is 2016 when the future of the commission is being decided.
Brooklyn-based developer Urban View has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 27 Kossuth Place, in central Bushwick. The structure will measure 8,250 square feet, which means its units should average 825 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be one unit on the ground floor, followed by six units across the second and third floors, and three units on the fourth floor. Woody Chen’s Elmhurst-based Infocus Design & Planning is the architect of record. The 37-foot-wide, 3,750-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a three-story, three-family townhouse. Demolition permits were filed in April. The site is located around the corner from the Kosciuszko Street stop on the J train.
Pennsylvania-based S&A Home Builder has filed applications for a four-story, 76,354-square-foot self-storage facility at 150-30 Liberty Avenue, in Jamaica. It will boast 55,526 square feet of commercial space for storage, three loading docks, and accessory office space. Frank L. Truglio’s Oyster Bay, N.Y.-based NF Architectural Designs is the architect of record. The development assemblage measures 31,132 square feet and consists of a strip of one- and two-story auto repair shops and some vacant lots. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. The site is located five blocks south of the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Architect Station on the E, J, and Z trains.
Brooklyn-based property owner Jeffrey Zagelbaum has filed applications for two five-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 1517-1519 New York Avenue, in southern East Flatbush. Each will measure 6,500 square feet and residential units should average 750 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Half of the units will be duplexes, according to the Schedule A. Brooklyn-based Asher Hershkowitz is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 4,000-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits were filed in May. The site is located four blocks from the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College stop on the 2 and 5 trains.
Constructionof the 33-story, 402-foot-tall mixed-use building under construction at 16 West 40th Street, located along Bryant Park in Midtown, has reached the parapet. However, it has yet to be structurally topped if you count the bulkhead. The building’s façade and window elements are also currently being installed, as seen in a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums by ILNY. The 824,216-square-foot building, dubbed The Bryant, will host a 230-key hotel within the ground through 14th floors, and 57 condominium units on the 16th through 33nd floors. Amenities, some of which will serve both the hotel and the residences, include a fitness center, private residential storage units, conference rooms, and a terrace club on the sixth floor. There will also be a restaurant occupying the ground and cellar levels. HFZ Capital Group is the developer, while London-based David Chipperfield Architects is the design architect. Stonehill & Taylor Architects is serving as the architect of record. YIMBY’s last update on the project was in November, when the structure was six stories above street level. Completion is expected in early 2017.